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October-30-95

Gingrinch Supports California's Anti-Affirmative Action Initiative

House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced on Friday his support for the anti-affirmative action initiative in California. Gingrich asserted, in a letter to Republican donors soliciting funds for the initiative, that the country must resolve the debate on affirmative action in favor of "individual rights over group rights." The initiative would place a state constitutional ban on gender and race preferences, which essentially eliminates any affirmative action programs for women and minorities.

Media Resources: Source: The Washington Post - October 28, 1995, A2


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